Winter musical in Tampa features popular Wonderettes

'The Winter Wonderettes' is a riff on last year's popular show at Stageworks.

The Wonderettes return to Stageworks in Tampa. - Cineview Studios
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The Wonderettes return to Stageworks in Tampa.

The Wonderettes are back, still pretending their best years aren’t behind them as they drown their delusions in eggnog. We’re kidding, of course, because it’s totally reasonable for grown-ass women to relive their youth at all sorts of parties. In this case, it’s at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party, where the Wonderettes are the entertainment — until Santa goes MIA. The “girls” (seriously, though, that’s what they call themselves) are the only ones who can save the party (of course!) — and they do it with the ‘60s versions of holiday hits, including “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland.” No, it’s not exactly believable but man, doesn’t The Winter Wonderettes sound like fun? 

The Winter Wonderettes | Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa | Through Dec. 23: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. | $30-$45 | 813-374-2416 | Don't miss a thing: Get Creative Loafing's weekly Do This newsletter every Thursday

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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